• Palestinian Dentist Dies After Israeli Soldiers Fired Concussion Grenades At Residents Near Barta’a Roadblock
    Sep 18, 2020 – – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/palestinian-dentist-dies-after-israeli-soldiers-fired-concussion-grenades-at-

    The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that a dentist died, Friday, after Israeli soldiers fired concussion grenades at Palestinians, waiting to cross Barta’a military roadblock, southwest of Jenin, in northern West Bank.

    The Health Ministry said the dentist, identified as Nidal Mohammad Akram Jabbarin , 54, suffered a heart attack after the soldiers fired the concussion grenades at the Palestinians while waiting to be allowed through the military roadblock.

    An Eyewitness said that Dr. Jabarin was walking in the dedicated area for pedestrians near the military roadblock when a soldier directly fired a concussion grenade at him before he suffered a shock and fell onto the ground.

    The head of the Emergency Services at the Palestinian Red Crescent, Dr. Mahmoud Sa’adi, said the medics rushed to the military roadblock to provide him with the needed medical aid, but he was already dead.

    Dr. Wisam Abu Baker, the head of Khalil Suleiman Governmental Hospital in Jenin, said Dr. Jabbarin was taken to the Intensive Care Unit, where he was officially pronounced dead despite all efforts to save his life.

    The deceased dentist is a married father of four and runs a dental clinic in Jenin, where he also did a lot of charity work to help the poor who need treatment.

    Jabarin is from the Marah Sa’ad neighborhood, in Jenin city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

    #Palestine_assassinée

  • Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 August – 02 September 2020) – Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
    https://www.pchrgaza.org/en/?p=15002

    (...) End of this week, Dawoud Tal’at al-Khatib (48) died inside Ofer Prison due to a heart attack, only four months before his release date. Al-Khatib, from Bethlehem, had been imprisoned by Israel for the past 18 years, and had suffered extremely difficult health conditions during his years in prison, the latest of which was a heart attack in 2017. The determination to continue his detention aggravated his critical health condition, finally dying of a heart attack on 02 September 2020.(...)

    #Palestine_assassinée

    • Une protestation exigeant la remise du corps du martyr Dawood Al-Khatib à Bethléem
      https://french.wafa.ps/Pages/Details/190160

      Bethleem, le 10 septembre 2020, WAFA- Les participants du rassemblement organisé par la commission des Affaires des prisonniers et le Club des prisonniers dans le gouvernorat de Bethléem, ont demandé ce jeudi soir, la remise du corps du prisonnier martyr, Dawood Al-Khatib.

      Munqidh Abu Atwan, directeur du bureau des Affaires des prisonniers dans le gouvernorat de Bethléem, a déclaré que cette protestation dénonce la négligence médicale contre les prisonniers dans les prisons d’occupation et exige la remise du corps du martyr Al-Khatib.

  • L’armée israélienne a arrêté un jeune Palestinien de 16 ans. Le lendemain, elle a informé sa famille qu’il était mort. Mais elle en détient toujours le corps...

    Un jeune Palestinien de 16 ans meurt après avoir été abattu et arrêté par les forces israéliennes
    Defense for Children International Palestine, le 21 Août 2020
    https://agencemediapalestine.fr/blog/2020/08/25/un-jeune-palestinien-de-16-ans-meurt-apres-avoir-ete-abattu-et-

    Alors qu’on ne sait pas clairement si les autorités israéliennes détiennent le corps de Matar, celles-ci ont mis en œuvre une politique de confiscation et de rétention de corps palestiniens, en violation du droit international humanitaire et du droit international des droits humains. Pour des familles endeuillées, la politique israélienne de confiscation et de rétention de corps palestiniens s’apparente à de la punition collective.

    En septembre 2019, la Cour Suprême israélienne a approuvé la pratique de confiscation de restes humains, après plusieurs contestations judiciaires de cette politique. Le 27 novembre 2019, Naftali Bennett, le ministre israélien de la défense a ordonné que tous les corps de Palestiniens supposés avoir attaqué des citoyens ou des soldats israéliens soient gardés et non remis à leur famille. Israël est le seul pays au monde à avoir une telle politique de confiscation de restes humains, selon Adalah.

    Depuis 2018, DCIP a documenté cinq cas, sans compter celui de Matar, dans lesquels les autorités israéliennes ont confisqué et retenu des corps d’enfants dont ils privent les membres de leur famille. Dans deux cas, les restes humains ont finalement été rendus, mais dans les trois autres, les corps restent sous garde israélienne, dérobés à leur famille.

    #Mohammad_Damer_Hamdan_Matar

    #Palestine #Palestine_assassinée #confiscation_de_corps #cruauté_sans_répit

  • Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teen Near Ramallah
    August 20, 2020 9:32 PM – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-kill-a-palestinian-teen-near-ramallah-4

    Israeli soldiers killed, late on Wednesday at night a Palestinian teen, and injured at least two others, in Deir Abu Mashal town, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank. The corpse of the slain Palestinians remains in the hands of the Israeli army.

    The Palestinian Health Ministry said it was informed that the teen [ Mohammad Hreiz ] , 17, died from serious wounds he suffered after the soldiers shot him with live fire, on Wednesday at night, after the soldiers and undercover officers invaded the town.

    The Palestinian teen was one of at least three who were shot by the soldiers, during protests that erupted after the army invaded their town.

    The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said its medics provided the needed treatment to two Palestinians; one of them suffered a moderate-but-stable injury, and the second suffered mild wounds, before they were rushed to Palestine Medical Complex In Ramallah.

    The Palestinian medics were never able to reach the slain Matar and provide him with the urgently-need treatment, as he was taken by the soldiers, and the family was officially informed of his death on Thursday morning.

    The Israeli army claimed it observed Palestinian preparing Molotov cocktails to use them in attacks against military vehicles and settlers’ cars, before targeting the Palestinians with live fire.

    #Palestine_assassinée

    • « La confiscation de son corps est une nouvelle souffrance » : une famille palestinienne se bat pour la dépouille de son fils
      Mohammad Hreiz a été tué par les forces israéliennes dans des circonstances obscures le mois dernier – et sa famille se bat depuis pour pouvoir l’inhumer
      Par Shatha Hammad – RAMALLAH, Cisjordanie occupée- Mardi 8 septembre 2020
      https://www.middleeasteye.net/fr/reportages/israel-palestine-confiscation-corps-souffrance

      Les autorités israéliennes retiennent le corps d’un Palestinien de 16 ans qui a été tué par les forces israéliennes dans des circonstances obscures pendant un raid en Cisjordanie il y a près de trois semaines. Ses parents craignent de ne pas pouvoir enterrer leur fils.

      Mohammad Hreiz, originaire du village de Deir Abu Meshaal, dans le centre de la Cisjordanie occupée, a succombé à ses blessures le 20 août, le lendemain du jour où les forces israéliennes ont ouvert le feu contre lui et deux de ses amis.

      Les forces israéliennes auraient prétendu que Mohammad – qui a été initialement identifié comme Mohammad Matar – et ses amis avaient disposé des pneus sur le sol afin de les incendier.

      Cependant, selon un rapport de l’ONU citant des témoins oculaires palestiniens, il n’y avait aucun affrontement ou incendie de pneus à ce moment-là.

      Mohammad a été gravement blessé dans l’incident et arrêté par les soldats israéliens, tandis que ses amis ont réussi à s’échapper après avoir subi des blessures mineures à modérées.

      Selon sa famille, Mohammad a succombé à ses blessures, seul, sans la présence de ses parents à ses côtés.

      Toujours sous le choc de la perte de leur enfant, la famille Hreiz doit désormais gérer le chagrin de savoir que son corps repose désormais dans la cellule réfrigérée d’une morgue israélienne et pourrait y rester indéfiniment : les autorités israéliennes ont renforcé leur politique de confiscation des corps la semaine dernière.(...)

  •  » Palestinian Killed After Being Rammed By Israeli Settler Vehicle Near Tulkarem
    August 18, 2020 8:36 AM – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/palestinian-killed-after-being-rammed-by-israeli-settler-vehicle-near-tulkare

    A young Palestinian man was killed on Saturday evening, August 15th, 2020, when a speeding Israel colonists’ car struck him near a military roadblock, south of Tulkarem, in northern West Bank.

    The Palestinian has been identified as Eqab Bashir Darawsha , 21, from Tallouza village, north of Nablus, in the northern West Bank.

    Media sources said the Palestinian, a day laborer, had crossed through a breach in the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall, as he and many other workers were trying to get into Israel for work.

    Many Palestinian workers take the risk of going through a gap in the Annexation wall, or sneaking into Israel through mountains and hills, because they are suffering from hunger, and feel they need to take the risk of crossing the Israeli-created barrier to provide for their families. They may have applied for and been denied entry permits by the Israeli military that controls all aspects of their lives in the West Bank.

    Israeli settlers who drive on bypass roads, including the one who struck the Palestinian worker, usually drive at high speeds when driving on the Jewish-only segregated bypass roads.

    After being struck by the car, the Palestinian was rushed to Rama Medical Center in Israel, where he succumbed to his wounds.

    #Palestine_assassinée

  • » Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Jerusalem
    August 18, 2020 12:11 AM – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-kill-a-palestinian-in-jerusalem-3

    Israeli soldiers killed, Monday, a young Palestinian man near Bad Hotta, one of the gates of the al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, reportedly after he attacked officers, wounding one.

    Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired a barrage of live rounds at the young man, inflicting serious wounds, before closing the area, and prevented Palestinian medics from approaching him.

    One of the medics, identified as Emad Hijazi, of the Al-Amal Society For Medical Services, said that he and his colleagues were praying at the Al-Aqsa Mosque when they hear several shots nearby and rushed to the scene.

    Hijazi added that the Israeli soldiers and police officers assaulted him and his colleagues, before forcibly removing them from the area.

    The Palestinian eventually bled to death after being denied the urgently needed medical treatment, while Israeli medics tended to the wounded officer, 19, who sustained a moderate injury. (...)

    #Palestine_assassinée

  • Une femme tuée et une ambulance ciblée par les forces d’occupation à Jénine
    07/août/2020
    http://french.wafa.ps/Pages/Details/188848

    Jénine, le 7 août 2020, WAFA- Les forces d’occupation israéliennes ont tué tôt ce matin une femme palestinienne et ont visé une ambulance pendant leur incursion dans la ville de Jénine, au nord de la Cisjordanie occupée, d’après des sources locales.

    Les sources ont déclaré que les forces israéliennes ont fait irruption dans le quartier d’al-Jaberiyyat à Jénine, où elles ont interrogé et menacé de réarrêter un prisonnier libéré après avoir pénétré par effraction chez lui, ce qui a conduit au déclenché des affrontements, au cours desquels les soldats de l’occupation ont lancé les balles, les bombes sonores et lacrymogènes sur des jeunes Palestiniens.

    Le directeur de la Société du Croissant-Rouge palestinien, Mahmoud al-Sa’di, a confirmé que la fille de 23 ans, Dalia Ahmad Sulaiman Samoudy, avait été touchée à la poitrine par une balle tirée par les forces israéliennes alors qu’elle se trouvait dans sa maison pendant l’incursion.

    Il a ajouté que les forces avaient directement ouvert le feu sur une ambulance qui tentait d’atteindre et d’évacuer la victime de sa maison, avec deux balles pénétrant dans l’ambulance.

    #Palestine_assassinée

    • Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Woman In Her Home, In Jenin
      August 7, 2020 10:22 PM – IMEMC News
      https://imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-kill-a-palestinian-woman-in-her-home-in-jenin

      Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and fired many live rounds, gas bombs and concussion grenades at Palestinians, protesting the invasion and killed one woman with a live round while she was in her home.

      The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the woman was shot in the chest, before she was rushed to surgery at a hospital in Jenin, but succumbed to her serious wounds.

      It added that the Israeli bullets damaged the woman’s liver, pancreas, and the Aorta artery inflicting serious wounds that led to her death despite all attempts to save her life.

      She has been identified as Dalia Ahmad Suleiman Sammoudi , 34, a mother of two children, including a newborn, and the wife of the Imam of the Abdullah Azzam Mosque in Jenin refugee camp.

      The protests in the neighborhood started when the soldiers invaded the home of a former political prisoner, identified as Khaled Suleiman Abu Hasan, and interrogated him while ransacking the property.

      Many youngsters started hurling stones at the invading soldiers and their army vehicles, and the military fired a barrage of live rounds at random, in addition to dozens of gas bombs and concussion grenades. Many Palestinians suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

      The Israeli army tried to justify the excessive use of force by claiming that some Palestinians fired live bullets at the soldiers, but the locals denied the allegation and confirmed that the protesters had no weapons, and only hurled stones and empty bottles at the invading army jeeps.

      The occupation army also claimed that it “entered” Jenin overnight to conduct arrests, and that the soldiers “only fire

      d sponge-tipped bullets and teargas to disperse the protesters.”

      The family of the slain woman said she woke up to feed her hungry child, and tried to close a window to prevent the smell of the gas bombs from seeping into her home before she was shot with a live round in the chest.

      A Palestinian ambulance rushed to the scene, but the soldiers fired several live rounds at it, delaying its arrival at the home of the seriously wounded woman.

      On Friday evening, hundreds of Palestinians participated in the funeral procession of the slain mother, starting in front of Khalil Suleiman Governmental hospital, heading to her home in the al-Jabriyyat area in Jenin city, before holding the funeral ceremony at the local mosque, and then buried her body in the graveyard of Jenin refugee camp.

    • In Latest IOF Murder Woman Killed, Ambulance Damaged and 7 Civilians, including 2 Paramedics, Wounded in Jenin and Ramallah
      09 August 2020 – Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
      https://www.pchrgaza.org/en/?p=14875

      (...) According to PCHR’s investigations, at approximately 02:30 on Friday, IOF moved into al-Jabriyat neighborhood, southwest of Jenin, northern West Bank. They surrounded Khaled Suliman Abu Hasan’s house near al-Riyad School. IOF interrogated Abu Hasan inside his house until 04:00. Five minutes later, while Israeli military vehicles were preparing to withdraw, IOF fired a sound bomb and several live bullets at Bassam Samodi’s 3-storey house. As a result, Samodi’s wife, Dalia Ahmed Suliman Stiti (24), was injured and shot with a live bullet in her chest, penetrating her liver, pancreas, and aorta. Stiti’s family said to PCHR’s fieldworker that their daughter Dalia, a mother of two (9-month, 2 years), woke up after hearing IOF’s incursion into the village. She headed towards the living room’s window to close it after IOF fired a sound bomb. In the meantime, IOF stationed on the street, 50 meters away from Stiti’s house, opened fire at her on her 3rd floor apartment, wounding her in the chest. Stiti walked several steps and then fell to the living room floor in a pool of her blood. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS)’s crew, who were in the area to rescue the injuries, immediately arrived at the house and took Stiti to Dr. Khalil Suliman Hospital. Stiti was admitted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU), due to her critical health condition and she was pronounced dead at 14:30. (...)

  • » 34-Year Old Palestinian Woman Dies of Wounds Sustained in Israeli Offensive
    July 14, 2020 12:26 PM Celine Hagbard – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/34-year-old-palestinian-woman-dies-of-wounds-sustained-in-israeli-offensive

    Aseel Mahmoud Hamad Dheir , 34, died on Monday in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, from wounds she suffered at the hands of the Israeli army during their invasion of Gaza in the summer of 2014.

    Dheir was severely injured in an Israeli airstrike on her home in southern Gaza, and became hemaplegic (paralyzed on one side of her body) as a result of her injuries.

    According to medical sources, she had suffered tremendously from her egregious wounds over the last six years, and finally succumbed to them on Monday July 13th, 2020.

    According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, some 2,147 Palestinians were killed during the 51-day Israeli offensive on Gaza in 2014, including 72 who later succumbed to their wounds.

    UN records state that and estimated 84 per cent of Palestinians that were killed were civilians, not engaged in armed resistance to the Israeli invasion of their land.

    #Palestine_assassinée

  • » Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian, Injure Another, Near Salfit
    July 10, 2020 2:04 AM – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-kill-a-palestinian-injure-another-near-salfit

    The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed, on Thursday at night, the death of a Palestinian man who was shot by Israeli soldiers near the main intersection of Kifl Hares town, north of Salfit in central West Bank, and added that the soldiers injured Palestinian teen.

    The Ministry stated that the soldiers shot Ibrahim Mustafa Abu Yacoub , 33, with a live round in his neck, causing life-threatening wounds.

    It added that Palestinian medics rushed the seriously wounded Palestinian to Salfit Governmental Hospital, where succumbed to his injuries.

    The soldiers also shot and injured a Palestinian teen man with a live round in his thigh.

    There were no protests when the soldiers opened fire at the Palestinians who were just walking near the main entrance of the town, which was blockaded by the army four days ago, and the soldiers have been preventing the Palestinians from entering or leaving it.

    Eyewitnesses said Abu Ya’coub was just walking with a few of his friends when the soldiers targeted them with live fire without any cause or justification.

    #Palestine_assassinée

    • Proche-Orient. Un Palestinien tué par l’armée israélienne en Cisjordanie

      Un jeune palestinien a été abattu par l’armée israélienne dans les environs de Naplouse. Les circonstances des faits n’ont pas été précisées.
      Ouest-France Avec AFP Publié le 09/07/2020
      https://www.ouest-france.fr/monde/israel/proche-orient-un-palestinien-tue-par-l-armee-israelienne-en-cisjordanie

      Un Palestinien a été tué par l’armée israélienne jeudi dans le nord de la Cisjordanie occupée, a rapporté le ministère de la Santé palestinien, sans préciser dans l’immédiat dans quelles circonstances.

      « Un citoyen a été tué par les forces israéliennes », a indiqué le ministère palestinien dans un communiqué, précisant qu’il avait reçu « une balle dans le cou » dans le village de Kifl Hares, au sud de Naplouse.

      Le Palestinien tué se nommait Ibrahim Moustapha Abou Yacoub et était âgé de 29 ans, selon Abdullah Kamil, le gouverneur de la province de Salfit où se trouve le village de Kifl Hares.

      Contactée par l’AFP, l’armée israélienne a indiqué que « deux assaillants ont lancé des cocktails Molotov en direction de soldats israéliens, qui ont riposté en ouvrant le feu ».

      L’incident a eu lieu dans les environs de Naplouse, a précisé un porte-parole de l’armée, sans faire état de morts. La Cisjordanie est un territoire palestinien occupé depuis 1967 par l’armée israélienne.

  • Elderly Palestinian dies in Israeli jails due to medical negligence | Days Of Palestine
    Jul 06, 2020
    https://daysofpalestine.com/post/14574/Elderly-Palestinian-dies-in-Israeli-jails-due-to-medical-negligence

    A 75-year-old Palestinian man from Gaza serving a life sentence in Israel for resisting the occupation has died today of cancer, said the Palestinian Detainees Commission, which in turn blamed his death on medical negligence by the Israel Prison Service (IPS).

    It said Sadi Gharabli , from Shajayeh in the northern Gaza Strip, has served 26 years of his life sentence when he died of prostate cancer.

    Gharabli was arrested in 1994 and then placed in solitary confinement until 2006 during which he developed various health problems, including diabetes and poor sight and hearing until he recently was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

    The Detainees Commission said the IPS has refused several appeals to move him to Ramla prison clinic for treatment and left him in his cell causing a serious setback to his health until he was said to be in a coma before pronouncing him dead. (...)

    #Palestine_assassinée

    • Statement : “Death Of Palestinian Detainee Not Confirmed”
      July 7, 2020 9:28 AM Saed Bannoura
      https://imemc.org/article/statement-death-of-palestinian-detainee-not-confirmed

      The Israeli Prison Service has not yet officially informed the Palestinians or the Red Cross of the death of a Palestinian detainee in prison, while the current information reveals that the detainee is likely clinically dead, but so far, there has been no official confirmation, despite various conflicting reports.

      Former political prisoner, researcher and the head of the Studies and Documentation Committee of the Palestinian Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees, has informed the International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC) that the Israeli Prison Service has not informed any party that the detainee, Sa’ad al-Gharabily, 75, has died, and only announced he is in a critical condition, or possibly clinically dead.

      Ferwana added that his department is still awaiting an official confirmation about the detainee’s condition, and held Israel fully responsible for his life, especially amidst the lack of proper medical treatment to the detainees.

      “We can only hope that al-Gharabily is alive, and we wish him a full recovery; we also hold Israel fully responsible for what happens to him,” Ferwana told the IMEMC, “All that we know, especially since Israel is not providing much information, is that the detainee is still alive, but in a very critical condition.”

      It is worth mentioning that al-Gharabily is from the Gaza Strip, and was taken prisoner in the year 1994, before he was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of participating in attacks against Israeli occupation targets.

      Ferwana voiced an appeal to media outlets to refrain from publishing unconfirmed reports, that are largely conflicting and only cause more agony and suffering to the families of the detainees.(...)

    • Elderly Palestinian Detainee Dies In Captivity
      July 8, 2020 10:56 AM - Saed Bannoura
      https://imemc.org/article/elderly-palestinian-detainee-dies-in-captivity

      The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ Affairs has confirmed, on Wednesday morning, the death of an elderly Palestinian political prisoner at Israeli medical center following years of medical neglect.

      The Commission stated that Sa’adi Khalil al-Gharabily , 75, from Gaza, has died on Wednesday morning, at an Israeli medical center, after suffering for several years from various health conditions, including cancer.

      Qadri Abu Bakr, the head of the Commission, has reported that Israel confirmed his death to one of its lawyers, adding that the detainee died at Kaplan Medical Center.

      Although some media outlets have reported his death, Tuesday, the detainee was still in a critical condition hooked life support machines, before he was declared clinically dead, and eventually died.

      It is worth mentioning that his family has been denied the right to visit with him since the year 1999.

      The Commission called on Israel to transfer his corpse to the Palestinians for an autopsy and a proper burial ceremony.

      Former political prisoner, researcher and the head of the Studies and Documentation Committee of the Palestinian Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees, Abdul-Nasser Ferwana, has confirmed to the IMEMC the death of al-Gharabily, and stated that the deceased was the second oldest detainee in Israeli prisons, the oldest being Fuad Shobaki, 80.

  • » Hours Before His Sister’s Wedding, Israeli Soldiers Kill A Young Palestinian Man Near Bethlehem
    June 23, 2020 9:32 PM – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/hours-before-his-sisters-wedding-israeli-soldiers-kill-a-young-palestinian-ma

    Israeli soldiers shot and killed, Tuesday, a young Palestinian man near the “Container” military roadblock, northeast of Bethlehem, east of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank.

    The head of Abu Dis Town Council, Ahmad Abu Hilal, said the soldiers shot the young man, identified as Ahmad Mustafa Erekat , 27, from Abu Dis, and left him to bleed to death, before taking his corpse away. Erekat suffered several gunshot wounds.

    Abu Hilal added that Ahmad was driving to Bethlehem city to fetch his sisters, and his mother, from a hairdressing shop in Bethlehem, as the family was preparing for the wedding of one of his sisters, which was supposed to take place on the same day, Tuesday, June 23 2019.

    Eyewitnesses said the soldiers at the permanent military roadblock closed the area, and prevented Red Crescent medics from approaching the young man, in addition to firing many gas bombs at Palestinian cars and residents to force them away.

    The Israeli army alleged that the young man “accelerated towards the roadblock, and attempted to ram a female soldier with his car,” and added that the soldier reportedly suffered mild wounds before she was moved to a hospital in Jerusalem.

    The spokesperson of the Israel police, Micky Rosenfeld, claimed that “after trying to ram the soldiers, the young man got out of his vehicle, and approached them before who shot him.”

    The family denied the military allegations and said the soldiers rushed to deliver the fatal shots without proper justification and added that they believe their slain son must have lost control over his car.

    “As we have seen in previous similar incidents, the soldiers were quick to open deadly fire,”, his family said, “Our son would never have tried to deliberately ram soldiers, or anybody else, especially on the eve of his sister’s wedding!”

    They added that they intend to hire a lawyer to demand Israel to release his corpse for burial.

    #Palestine_assassinée

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    Said Shoaib
    @saidshouib
    https://twitter.com/saidshouib/status/1275477565797543940

    Israeli soldiers shot Palestinian young man and left him leading to death at a checkpoint to the east of of Jerusalem.
    #PalestinianLivesMatter

    • Erekat: “Netanyahu Is Responsible For Ahmad Erekat’s Execution”
      June 24, 2020 2:53 AM | IMEMC News
      https://imemc.org/article/erekat-netanyahu-is-responsible-for-ahmad-erekats-execution

      The Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the head of its Negotiations Affairs Department, Dr. Saeb Erekat, strongly denounced the Israel army’s killing of his relative Ahmad Erekat, and held Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responsible for the crime.

      Erekat stated that Netanyahu’s policies against the Palestinian civilians are what encourages Israeli soldiers to continue to commit these crimes.

      He added that the Israeli occupation did not only execute Ahmad Erekat in a cold-blooded crime but also tried to coverup by fabricating the truth and coming up with lies and justifications for this crime by claiming the young man “attempted to ram the soldiers with his car.”

      His statements came from the mourning home of the slain young man, who was supposed to get married within a few days.

      “We, just like any Palestinian family, suffer from this racist occupation, Ahmad was killed in a cold-blooded crime! He was my cousin, and we were supposed to celebrate his wedding withing a few days,” Erekat added, “We were also supposed to be celebrating his sister’s wedding today, but the soldiers killed him and tried to justify their crime.”

      On his official Twitter account, Dr. Erekat said the army has many cameras at the roadblock, yet failed to release the video and show what really happened.

      “This is the invitation of Eman’s wedding , Ahmed’s sister 23rd of June 2020 from 7-10 pm. Ahmed Erakat (26) was murdered in cold blood at the wadi al-Nar (The Container) roadblock, by Israeli occupying . They continue their lies and claim he tried to run over the soldiers. Netanyahu is responsible. (...) ”

      https://twitter.com/ErakatSaeb/status/1275508368627679233

    • Israeli war criminals shot my cousin, then let him bleed to death
      Dalal Iriqat- 24.06.2020 - Haaretz.com
      https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/.premium-israeli-war-criminals-shot-my-cousin-then-let-him-bleed-to-death-1

      “O mother of the martyr, I wish it was my mother in your place!”

      That was the song of the young people processing through the streets of Abu Dis until they reached the house of the martyr. My little cousin, the handsome 26 year-old, the fiancé, the brother and son, Ahmed Mustafa Erekat.

      He was executed by the Israelis after he lost control of his car and crashed into a checkpoint. They left him bleeding for more than an hour. The occupation army prevented an ambulance from getting to him, it prevented civilians from approaching to comfort him, it prevented witnesses who could record the details of the crime.

      When my uncle arrived at the checkpoint barrier, he could see his son Ahmed writhing on the ground. He called out to the soldiers, he begged them, he cried out to them for help, but they offered no mercy. They stood by as Ahmed’s lifeblood left him.

      And killing him wasn’t enough: Israel’s criminal authorities weren’t satisfied, so they detained Ahmed’s dead body.

      We as Palestinians are used to Israel’s attempts to blame the victim, to swing the blame for each field execution back on us. In Ahmed’s case, we saw the same inhuman injustice, the same effort to humiliate us, with the invention of a narrative to implicate Ahmed, to make him responsible for his own murder.

      Ahmed was a regular guy. He enjoyed keeping fit. He had his own business printing graphic designs on T shirts.

      And he was a young man in love. He was due to get married at the end of May, but the wedding was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. His fiancée has spoken about the new house they were getting ready, and the wedding preparations, the dress, the festive jewellery, the furniture that they’d purchased.

      Ahmed didn’t attack anyone. This is the true story of his life. Don’t let the occupation rewrite his story.

      Today, the day after, was the wedding day of Iman, Ahmed’s little sister. Every scene is imprinted in my mind, all the pain.

      I stood there next to his traumatized sisters. My eyes scanned the details of the house, decorated with such expectations, joy and care: from the lace adorning the banisters, the chairs that filled the house in preparation for the guests, the beautifully laid out chocolate, wedding favors and coffee: everything was ready for Iman’s pre-wedding reception.

      Ahmed is not the first member that the Erekat family has lost to Israel’s occupation, and I fear he won’t be the last martyr from among the Palestinian people.

      I hope those who genuinely want to console the family will help share the truth, and expose the occupation. Raise your voices to call for Israel to release the full footage from the ten security cameras that recorded Ahmed’s last hour on earth.

      In Occupied Palestine, there is no right to life, no right to joy, no right even to say farewell. Young Palestinian men are just numbers, not individuals, and Ahmed’s body has now joined that cold audit.

      Our fight is to stop the killing of our people. When we cry for help, will anyone listen? Do Palestinian lives really matter?

      Dalal Iriqat, PhD is the vice president for International Relations at the Arab American University in Palestine and a weekly columnist at the Al Quds newspaper. Twitter: @Dalaliriqat

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      Palestinian Scholar Noura Erakat: Israeli Forces Killed My Cousin on His Sister’s Wedding Day
      24 juin 2020
      https://www.democracynow.org/2020/6/24/noura_erakat

      Israeli soldiers on Tuesday killed 27-year-old Ahmed Erekat at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank as he was on his way to pick up his sister, who was set to be married that night. Ahmed Erekat is the nephew of senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, and cousin of Palestinian American legal scholar Noura Erakat, who says Israeli claims that Ahmed was attempting a car-ramming attack on soldiers are completely unfounded. “What we understand is that Ahmed lost control of his car or was confused while he was in his car. That was all it took to have a knee-jerk reaction … and immediately to cause the soldiers to open fire on him multiple times,” she says.

    • De la famille Erakat le 27 juin 2020
      https://www.facebook.com/santrisi/posts/2628004383966293

      La famille Erakat vous remercie pour les condoléances, l’intérêt et le suivi de l’assassinat d’Ahmad Erakat, et souhaite soulever quelques points importants pour les médias et le partage des nouvelles :
      Le martyr Ahmed Erakat n’est pas le premier martyr palestinien à être victime des crimes d’exécution israélienne. Onze martyrs ont précédé Ahmad rien que cette année. Israël continue d’ignorer le droit à la vie des palestiniens.
      Israël applique une politique générale d’exécution extrajudiciaire du peuple palestinien, citant des raisons de sécurité, et le martyr, Iyad Al-Hallaq, un jeune homme autiste tué il y a quelques semaines, est le meilleur exemple de cette politique systématique.
      Dans de nombreux cas, Israël tente de fabriquer l’histoire de ce qui s’est réellement passé et fait tourner la vérité pour porter plainte contre les victimes palestiniennes.
      Se poser des questions sur les détails minuscules de la fusillade sur comment et pourquoi ne devrait pas être au centre de l’attention. Les questions devraient être : pourquoi y a-t-il des barrières entre les villes palestiniennes qui sont militarisées par Israël ? Pourquoi les victimes sont-elles tirées à bout portant et refusées de soins médicaux ?
      Nous demandons à tout le monde d’examiner ce meurtre de manière objective et de ne pas adapter le récit israélien fabriqué qui est devenu un record répété pour Israël afin de lui permettre l’impunité des crimes répétés. (...)

  • Child Dies Due to Travel Restrictions, PCHR Calls for Travel Mechanism for Gaza Strip Patients for Treatment Abroad – Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
    https://www.pchrgaza.org/en/?p=14693

    On Monday, 22 June 2020, a child suffering from heart disease died due to his inability to travel through Beit Hanoun “Erez” Crossing for treatment in al-Maqassed Hospital in occupied East Jerusalem, despite obtaining a medical referral and financial coverage from the Palestinian Ministry of Health (MOH). The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) received dozens of appeals and complaints from critically ill patients whose treatment is not available at Gaza hospitals, requesting help in receiving treatment abroad after suspension of travel coordination for Gaza’s patients between Israeli authorities and the Palestinian General Authority for Civil Affairs (GACA).

    According to PCHR’s follow-up, on 21 May 2020, the Coordination and Liaison Department in the Palestinian Ministry of Health (MOH) suspended the travel coordination for the Gaza Strip patients who receive treatment at hospitals in Israel or the West Bank. This move came upon the Palestinian President’s decision stating that the State of Palestine and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) are no longer bound by treaties and agreements with the American and Israeli governments and all consequent obligations to such treaties and agreements. As a result, dozens of critically ill patients, whose health conditions cannot afford any delay, were deprived of traveling abroad for treatment or completing the treatment protocols they had started in previous periods, noting that they had already obtained medical referrals and financial coverage.

    In light of these developments, PCHR documented, on 22 June 2020, the death of a child Anwar Mohammed Anwar Harb , a resident of Gaza City, who suffered a heart disease and was on assisted ventilation. Harb’s death was the direct result of his inability to travel for treatment at al-Maqassed Hospital in occupied East Jerusalem. It should be noted that the ambulance was not allowed to transfer him from al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City to Erez crossing, after suspending the travel coordination for Gaza’s patients between Israeli authorities and GACA. (...)

    #Palestine_assassinée

  • Israeli police executes intellectually disabled man for holding toy - QudsN May 30, 2020 - Quds News Network
    https://qudsnen.co/israeli-police-executes-intellectually-disabled-man-for-holding-toy

    Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli police on Saturday shot dead a Palestinian intellectually disabled man near Al Asbat gate in occupied Jerusalem only because he was holding a toy.

    Israeli media confirmed the victim is Iyad Khairi Hallaq (32 years old), an intellectually disabled student, who was on his way to school.

    The Israeli police claimed in a statement that police officers who were stationed near Jerusalem’s Al Asbat Gate noticed a young man holding a “suspicious object,” that they claim looked like a gun, and told him to stop in his tracks, after which the man began to flee, so they executed him immediately.

    UltraPal quoted a member of his family, who said that Hallaq’s disability makes him with the capacity of a 7-year-old. He also has hearing and speech troubles, which is probably why he didn’t stop when he was ordered to.

    Hallaq used to study in a school, specialized for people with intellectual disabilities, near Al Asbat gate. He was executed while on his way to school.

    Israeli Police chased the man on foot, during which they fired at him, resulting in his death, admitted Israeli police.

    Following the crime, the gates to the old city have been closed by police, fearing of protests.

    #Palestine_assassinée

    • Un jeune homme souffrant de handicap mental a été tué par la police israélienne ce samedi 30 mai engendrant l’émoi et la colère des palestiniens à Jérusalem-Est. Sa mort a provoqué un regain de tension à la veille de la réouverture de l’esplanade des Mosquées
      Publié le : 30/05/2020 -
      De notre correspondant à Jérusalem, Texte par : Michel Paul
      http://www.rfi.fr/fr/moyen-orient/20200530-jeune-palestinien-tu%C3%A9-la-police-isra%C3%A9lienne-%C3%A0-j%C3%A9rus

      À proximité de la Porte des Lions, une des sept portes de la vieille ville de Jérusalem et à deux pas seulement de l’esplanade des Mosquées, un jeune homme a été tué par la police israélienne.

      Ce samedi 30 mai, Iyad Elhalak, un palestinien de 32 ans a été interpellé par des policiers qui pensaient qu’il portait un pistolet. Le jeune homme a pris la fuite donc les policiers ont tiré. Il est mort sur le coup.

      Finalement, aucune arme n’a été découverte sur le corps du jeune homme qui s’avérait souffrir d’autisme. Selon sa famille, Iyad Elhalak n’a probablement pas compris ce que les policiers lui demandaient. Il a été tout simplement exécuté, affirme-t-on dans son entourage. De son côté, le Hamas affirme que sa mort démontre l’aspect sadique des forces israéliennes. (...)

    •  » Israeli Forces Kill Autistic Palestinian Man in Jerusalem– IMEMC News
      https://imemc.org/article/israeli-forces-kill-autistic-palestinian-man-in-jerusalem

      On Saturday, Israeli police in Jerusalem shot and killed an unarmed, autistic Palestinian man, then left him lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds for over an hour until he bled to death.

      Eyad Khairi al-Hallaq, 32, was on his way to an institution for people with special needs, where he would go each day, in Wad al-Jouz neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem.

      The police who killed Hallak claimed that they thought he had a suspicious object in his hand. But Israeli police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld confirmed to reporters that no weapon was found. (...)

    • In Under 15 Hours IOF Kills Two Palestinians, Including a Person with Disability, in Ramallah and East Jerusalem
      Posted by PCHR - Date: 30 May 2020
      https://www.pchrgaza.org/en/?p=14613

      (...) According to information obtained by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), at approximately 06:15 on Saturday, 30 May 2020, Israeli police at al-Mujahideen Street, near Bab al-Asbat area, fired live bullets at disabled man, Iyad Khairy al-Hallaq (32), killing him immediately. Al-Hallaq was en route to a special education school for persons over the age of 18, near the King Faisal Gate, one of al-Aqsa Mosque’s gates in the occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City.

      Israeli police claimed that they noticed “a Palestinian carrying a suspicious object that they thought was a gun and ordered him to stop. After the man refused and started fleeing the scene, the officers started chasing him on foot and opened fire, ultimately killing him.” In a subsequent statement, the Israeli Police announced that the victim was unarmed, and that he had been shot with 8 bullets.

      According to al-Hallaq family, the victim was slim-built, suffered a mental disability; as well as hearing and sight deficiencies. Al-Hallaq resided in Wadi al-Jooz neighborhood, close to al-Asbat Gate, and had been attending “Bacrieh B Occupational School for Special Education” every morning for several years. (...)

    • Israel apologies after police kill unarmed Palestinian in Jerusalem’s Old City
      Jun 1, 2020
      https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/06/idf-chief-israel-police-shooting-autistic-jerusalem.html

      Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz apologized for the shooting death of an unarmed autistic Palestinian man by Israeli police in Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday.

      Thirty-two-year-old Iyad Halak was shot by Israeli police near a school for people with special needs where he studied and worked. Israeli police said they suspected Halak may have had a pistol and ran when he was ordered to stop near the Lion’s Gate. He was later found to have been unarmed.

      “We are really sorry about the incident in which Iyad Halak was shot to death and we share in the family’s grief,” Gantz said, according to the Associated Press. “I am sure this subject will be investigated swiftly and conclusions will be reached.”

      Hundreds of mourners called for revenge during processions in East Jerusalem on Sunday. At least one Israeli police officer was placed on house arrest over the weekend during an investigation into the shooting, The Times of Israel reported.

      A lawyer for Halak’s family called the incident “murder,” saying that that eight rounds had been fired at him, according to the Jerusalem Post. (...)

    • WAFA: UN High Commissioner “Israel Must Investigate” Killing of Eyad al-Hallaq
      June 3, 2020 7:57 AM
      https://imemc.org/article/wafa-un-high-commissioner-israeli-must-investigate-killing-of-eyad-al-hallaq

      The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), on Tuesday, stressed that Israel must swiftly develop to a full, independent, impartial, competent and transparent investigation into Israeli forces’ killing of a Palestinian man with a mental disability in Jerusalem, stating that: “those responsible must be held to account.”

      A press statement issued by OHCHR said that the United Nations has for years documented and publicly reported on the routine use of lethal force by Israeli Security Forces against Palestinians, in Gaza and in the West Bank.

    • Eyad al-Halak: Another cruel killing of a Palestinian whitewashed by Israel
      Gideon Levy
      5 June 2020
      https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/iyad-al-halak-case-how-israeli-state-and-media-conspire-dehumanise-pa

      The fatal police shooting of an autistic Palestinian man highlights - yet again - the grotesque inequalities that have come to define the Israeli state
      (...)
      Halak never reached his destination last Saturday. Israeli border police began chasing him, shouting: “Terrorist! terrorist!” The reason is unclear. They fired on him, evidently hitting him in the leg. Panicked, he ran into a garbage room alongside the road in an attempt to hide.

      His counsellor from the Elwyn center, Warda Abu Hadid, likewise on her way to the centre, also tried to hide in the garbage room from the police and their gunfire.

      Three border police officers quickly arrived at the doorway to the garbage room. Halak was lying on his back on the filthy floor. His counsellor saw that his leg was bleeding. The three policemen stood there, guns drawn, and screamed at Halak: “Where’s the rifle? Where’s the rifle?”

      Abu Hadid, his counsellor, was yelling back at them, in both Arabic and Hebrew: “He is disabled! He is disabled!” Halak was yelling: “I am with her! I am with her!” This went on for about five minutes, until one of the police officers fired his M-16 towards Halak at close range. A bullet hit him near the waist and struck his spine, damaging various internal organs on the way - killing him on the spot.

      Thus ended the short life of Iyad al-Halak, a Palestinian young man with autism whose face was that of an angel. He was 32 and the apple of his parents’ eye. They cared for him with utmost devotion all those years, and now their entire world is in ruins. (...)

    • ’He’s disabled,’ the caregiver screamed. ’I’m with her,’ Eyad cried. The cop opened fire anyway
      Gideon Levy, Alex Levac | Jun. 5, 2020 | 5:42 PM
      https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-he-s-disabled-the-aide-yelled-i-m-with-her-eyad-cried-the

      Eyad Hallaq was shot to death in a roofless garbage room. According to the testimony of his caregiver, who was by his side and tried to protect him, he was executed. For long minutes she stood next to him and pleaded for his life, trying to explain to the police officers, in Hebrew and in Arabic, that he suffered from a disability. They shot him three times from close range with a rifle, directly into the center of his body, as he lay on his back, wounded and terrified, on the floor of the room.

      The garbage room is located in a narrow courtyard in Jerusalem’s Old City, inside Lions Gate, exactly at the start of the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus walked from the site of his trial to the place of his crucifixion, on what’s now called King Faisal Street. It’s just a few dozen meters from the entrance to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. The sanctity of the area did not help Hallaq. Nor did the fact that he was someone with special needs, a 32-year-old autistic person, the apple of the eye of his parents, who devoted their lives to looking after him.

      Hallaq was afraid of blood: His mother shaved him in the morning, for fear he would cut himself. Every scratch threw him into a panic, she says. He was also afraid of the armed police officers who stood along the route to the special needs center he went to, where participated in a vocational training program. His instructor taught him how to make his way there alone on foot – it took a month before he dared walk the route by himself – a little more than a kilometer from his home in the Wadi Joz neighborhood into the Old City.

      On his first days at the center the teacher stopped with Hallaq next to the police guard post at Lions Gate. She tried to explain to him that he had nothing to fear; they wouldn’t do him any harm, she promised. She also explained to the police officers that he was disabled and was attending the therapeutic institution where she worked – the El Quds center run by the Elwyn Israel organization, as part of its network of facilities for special-needs children and adults.

      Hallaq passed the police post every day for six years, apparently without any problems. In his pocket he carried a certificate issued by the center, stating in Hebrew and in Arabic that he was a person with special needs, as well as a National Insurance Institute card confirming that he had a 100-percent disability. But nothing saved the young man from the hands of Border Policemen, quick on the draw, unrestrained, bloodthirsty.

      Last Saturday, Hallaq left home a little after 6 A.M. The day at Elwyn El Quds, located at the entrance to the Al-Aqsa compound, begins at 7:30, but he always arrived early in order to prepare the kitchen for the cooking classes. Last week, for the first time in his life, he made a vegetable salad for his parents, slicing tomatoes and an onion, and dressing the result with olive oil. His father, Khairy, says it was the tastiest salad he’d ever eaten.

      Eyad liked going to the special needs center. When the institution shut down for a month and a half during the coronavirus lockdown, his mother had to take him there a few times to prove to him that it was closed. Last Saturday, on the last day of his life, he set out tranquilly and in good spirits. He had a cup of tea, ate a sandwich his mother made for him, showered, dressed and left. Security camera footage shows him walking along the street, a garbage bag in his hands. Every morning on the way to school he threw out the garbage from home.

      A little before 6 A.M., Warda Abu Hadid, Eyad’s caregiver, also set out from her home in the Jabal Mukkaber neighborhood, headed for the Elwyn center. At about 6:10, Abu Hadid, 47, passed by the Border Policemen who were manning the security post at Lions Gate and entered the Old City. She had not walked much more than 100 meters before she heard shouts behind her: “Terrorist! Terrorist!” Immediately afterward she heard three shots. She rushed to the garbage room nearby, taking shelter behind the iron closet on its right side. Just then her ward, Hallaq, ran into the room in a panic and collapsed on the floor. A sanitation worker was sitting there, drinking tea.

      The garbage room is an open space, not very big, with a few chairs for sanitation workers and a large container that reeked unmercifully this week when we visited the site. On the iron closet is a metal plaque with verses from the Koran, which has been here a long time. There were three bullet holes in the tin wall.

      Abu Hadid noticed that Hallaq, lying on the floor, was bleeding, apparently from being shot in the leg by the Border Policemen as he fled. She later told Amer Aruri, of the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem, that Hallaq lay there for between three and five minutes, wounded, before he was shot and killed.

      The whole time she shouted, “He is disabled, he is disabled!” in Hebrew, and Hallaq shouted, “Ana ma’aha!” – Arabic for “I am with her” – as he attempted to cling to his caregiver for protection. It’s not hard to imagine what went through his mind in those last terrified minutes, as three officers ran into the room screaming, “Where is the rifle? Where is the rifle?”

      The officers aimed their weapons at Hallaq. They were at point-blank range, standing over him at the entrance to the garbage room. Abu Hadid kept trying to explain that Hallaq didn’t have any sort of gun – he was only holding the surgical face mask that is required these days at the center, and rubber gloves – when one of the officers fired three shots with his M-16 into the center of the young man’s body, killing him instantly.

      Suddenly the area was filled with Border Police, among them an officer who aimed her weapon at Abu Hadid’s head, ordering her to stand still while she subjected her to a body search. The caregiver, whose ward had just been killed before her eyes, was utterly distraught. She was then taken to the police position next to Lions Gate, stripped almost naked in a search for the nonexistent firearm, and then interrogated for three hours.

      The officers wanted to know about Hallaq and the institution he attended. They then informed Abu Hadid that she would be taken for questioning to the notorious room No. 4 in the police station in the Russian Compound, in downtown Jerusalem. She balked, telling the police that she first had to call her director, which they allowed her to do.

      The director of the center joined her, and Abu Hadid was interrogated for an additional three hours in the Russian Compound, until her family arrived. They took her to a clinic in her neighborhood, to calm her down and tend to her mental state. Later on this week she was summoned to the offices of the Justice Ministry unit that investigates police actions to give testimony.

      In the meantime, the Elwyn center had called Hallaq’s father and told him his son had been shot in the leg. Khairy says now that he had a bad feeling: He knows that the regular police and the Border Police don’t injure people – they shoot to kill. He and his wife Rana rushed to Elwyn El Quds. A large group of officers blocked their way and told them that they were going to search their home. No one told the couple what had happened to their son. It was only when the officers raided their house and carried out a short search that one of them asked Khairy, “When do you intend to hold the funeral?”

      That is how Eyad’s father learned that his beloved son was dead. That’s the way of police officers when it comes to Palestinians. Khairy says that the commander of the force acted humanely, but that one officer was vulgar and violent, telling Eyad’s bereaved sister, “If you were a man I would have already smashed you,” after she tried to grab his arm during the search.

      Khairy Hallaq is a thin, gentle man of 64 who this week was living on tranquilizer injections, not eating or sleeping. His eyes, red from crying and exhaustion alike, said everything. He is disabled as a result of a work accident about 15 years ago in a marble factory he owned in Anata, near the Old City. He has been unemployed ever since. When Eyad was a boy he sometimes took him to work with him.

      The couple has two daughters, Diana, 35, and Joanna, 34. When we visit, the latter, a special-education teacher, is sitting next to her weeping mother and looks no less tormented. Eyad’s parents devoted their lives to his care. This week Khairy and Rana, who is 58 and in poor health, mourned separately, as is the custom – he in the mourning tent that was erected at the end of their road; she in their home on Yakut al-Hamawi Street.

      Eyad Hallaq’s small room is tidy and spotless. A wide bed covered with a brown velvet blanket, a television mounted on the wall, and a row of the cheap bottles of aftershave and other grooming products that he loved are on the chest of drawers, along with the de rigueur bottle of hand sanitizer. He was meticulous about his appearance.

      “I don’t wear fine clothes like my son and I don’t have the kind of cellphone he does,” his father says. The mourning poster hanging at the top of the street shows a handsome young man. His mother tells us that she is convinced he will return.

      “They took Eyad. I want Eyad. When will Eyad come back? When? When? When? All day long I am at the door – maybe he will come back,” she says. “Thirty-two years I raised him, step by step. I put so much into him. My health suffered. Everyone who took care of him said there was no Palestinian who was looked after like him. But your people think he was garbage. That’s why he was murdered.”

      Both parents speak Hebrew. Their initial fears about their son first arose when he was 2. For two more years they made the rounds of doctors and clinics, until he was diagnosed as autistic. At first he was sent to a regular private school, but couldn’t integrate there; up until about six years ago he was home, not enrolled in any educational framework. The years at Elwyn El Quds were apparently the best years of his life. His parents are sorry that they only heard about the center when he was in his 20s. On Fridays, when it was closed, he would go out in the morning to buy his parents Jerusalem-style sesame-seed pretzels.

      Hallaq never spoke to strangers, only to people he knew well. Once he got used to people, he liked to laugh with them. Walking on the street, his head was usually hung low. If he passed someone he knew he might wave hello but wouldn’t stop to speak. He spoke only with his close family and his friends, and with the caregivers at Elwyn.

      “If you sat next to him, he would move away. He needed a lot of time to get used to you,” his father says. When he was not in the center he didn’t hang out with friends. In his room he liked to watch cartoons – Mickey Mouse, and Tom and Jerry on MBC3, the Arabic children’s channel. Rana says he didn’t always focus on the cartoons, only stared at them. “He was a baby,” she says, “a 2-year-old baby.”

      Her husband adds later, “He was 32 but had the intelligence of an 8-year-old.”

      Hallaq’s dream was to work as an assistant cook. In the meantime, he and others at the center would prepare food and go to the Beit Hanina neighborhood to give it to children with special needs there.

      Sitting in the mourning tent is one of Eyad’s friends from Elwyn, wrapped in a black winter coat and a thick sweater. Pointing the friend out, the bereaved father says to us: “You asked me a lot of questions and now I want to ask you a question. Look at that person. Could you wear what he is wearing in this heat? What do you see in this person who dressed like that in the summer? What can you see? I will bring you a little boy, what will you see? A boy. A sick boy. That is what the officer who killed Eyad saw.”

      Back at home, Rana says, “He was an angel while he was on the earth, and now he is an angel when he is under the earth” – and again bursts into tears.

      The day before her son was killed, she says, she asked him not to go to the center the next day, but he insisted. As often happens with bereaved parents, Rana says she had a feeling that something bad was liable to happen to her son. “We saw in the United States the policeman who killed. He is under arrest. And in Israel? He should get at least 25 years. They killed him like he was a fly. My son was a fly.”

      A sign at the entrance to the Hallaqs’ house requests people not to kiss or shake hands, because of the coronavirus, but no one pays any heed to it here. A delegation from the Hadash party, led by MKs Aida Touma-Sliman and Yousef Jabareen, arrives to pay condolences. The police haven’t yet returned Eyad’s disability card and his clothes. A cousin, Tareq Akash, an electrical engineer who was in high-tech and is now a doctoral student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, asks, “Can we go and demonstrate now? Burn police stations like in the United States? We don’t want to burn anything. But are we allowed to express anger? You know, they’ll open fire at us.”

      We follow Hallaq’s route on his last day. Leaving the house, we turn right and walk up the street to Jericho Road. At the traffic lights we cross the busy street, above which is a poster: “Look drivers in the eye.” Behind us is the university’s Mount Scopus campus, in front of us is the Old City. After the young man crossed the street, he walked along the renovated stone path that follows the Old City wall to Lions Gate, next to the Yeusefiya Cemetery. Three cute puppies are hiding next to the wall. Here Hallaq walked down the slope, between the graves and the wall, moments before his death. Steps lead up to Lions Gate. Four Border Policemen armed and armored from head to foot, truncheons and rifles in their slings, stand at the entrance in a threatening posture as we pass by.

      Here is where Warda Abu Hadid heard the shots, here is the garbage room, near the sign to the Via Dolorosa. Here she tried to take shelter from the shooting and here lay Eyad, her ward, until his death.

      Elwyn El Quds is only a few dozen meters from here. An electric glass door protects the wards at the facility; there’s no entry to strangers during the coronavirus crisis. Young people emerge from the stone courtyard, it’s midday and the school day will soon be over. The director, Manar Zamamiri, says that about 100 people get training and therapy at this center, all of them 21 and above, but this is just one branch of the Elwyn network – there are several other centers with schools and other programs in the city, serving hundreds of disabled children and adults. The main effort here is invested in vocational training.

      The Dome of the Rock glitters golden behind the entrance, where armed Israeli police officers are poised. The director breaks into a broad smile, visible even through her face mask, when we ask about Eyad. “He was so sweet. We loved him so much. And his mother is such a strong woman – mekudeshet” – holy – she says in Hebrew. This week she tried to explain to her wards what happened to Eyad.

    • Un témoin aurait confirmé qu’Iyad Halak a été abattu au sol
      Le témoignage corrobore celui de l’aide-soignante, qui avait averti les policiers que l’homme était handicapé, en hébreu et en arabe, avant sa mort
      Par Times of Israel Staff 8 juin 2020,
      https://fr.timesofisrael.com/un-temoin-aurait-confirme-quiyad-halak-a-ete-abattu-au-sol

      « J’ai vu un type, un jeune, qui courait de manière bizarre, comme s’il ne savait pas comment courir ou comme s’il était handicapé », a déclaré le témoin. « Il est arrivé dans ma direction et il est tombé sur le dos, à quelques mètres de moi ».

      « Des agents de la police des frontières couraient après lui et ils se sont arrêtés à quelques mètres du jeune, qui portait un pantalon noir et une chemise blanche et qui ne tenait rien à la main », a continué le témoin.

      « J’ai entendu l’agent de la police des frontières demander au jeune, en arabe : ‘Où est l’arme ?’ Mais il était évident que le jeune ne pouvait pas parler parce qu’il était incapable de répondre », a-t-il ajouté.

      Toujours selon le témoin, c’est à ce moment-là qu’est arrivée l’aide-soignante de Halak, Warda Abu Hadid. Cette dernière avait dit qu’elle était arrivée sur les lieux après avoir entendu les tirs initiaux et avant Halak, qui avait couru et qui s’était effondré dans un coin.

      Le témoin a raconté qu’Abu Hadid avait crié à l’attention des agents de police, s’exprimant en hébreu : « Il est handicapé », des propos qu’elle avait ensuite répétés en arabe.

      « Je suis resté immobile et glacé, je ne pouvais pas bouger tellement j’avais peur. C’était la première fois que j’assistais à une telle poursuite. J’ai regardé le jeune, qui était couché par terre et qui tremblait, et j’ai entendu d’autres tirs. L’un des agents m’a dit de partir et je suis parti en vitesse », a continué le témoin.

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      Eyewitness: Caretaker shouted ’he’s disabled’ before soldier shot autistic Palestinian
      The testimony matches that of Eyad Hallaq’s caregiver. Meanwhile, the version of events recounted by two officers involved in the incident is inconsistent
      Nir Hasson | Jun. 8, 2020 | 2:46 AM | 3
      https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-eyewitness-teacher-yelled-he-s-disabled-before-soldier-shot-autist

      New eyewitness testimony in the shooting and killing of Eyad Hallaq, a 32-year-old autistic Palestinian man, in Jerusalem’s Old City last Saturday, strengthens the suspicion that police shot him while he was lying on the ground, and after his counselor yelled that he was disabled.

      The witness, A.R., a laborer, was in the garbage-bin space where Hallaq fled to get away from the police. According to his testimony, which was taken by B’Tselem investigator Amer Aruri on the day Hallaq was shot, A.R. was sitting in the garbage room ‒ a small, roofless structure used by sanitation workers on Sha’ar Ha’arayot Street.

      “I saw a young man running strangely, as if he didn’t know how to walk normally or was disabled. He came in my direction and fell on his back, only a few meters from me,” A.R. said. “A few border policemen ran after him and stopped a few meters from the young man, who was wearing a white shirt and black pants, and didn’t have anything in his hand. I heard the police officer ask the young man in Arabic, ’where’s the pistol?’ But it was clear the young man didn’t know how to speak, because he wasn’t able to respond.”

      At this point Warda Abu Hadid, a counselor from the Elwyn El Quds center for people with special needs that Hallaq attended, also ran into the garbage room. She said she had rushed there to hide after she heard the first shots.

      “Meanwhile a woman wearing a kerchief came in and yelled at the policeman in Hebrew, ‘he’s disabled, he’s disabled,’ and then repeated the word ‘disabled’ in Arabic’” said A.R. “I froze on the spot and didn’t move I was so terrified. That’s the first time I’ve seen a chase like that. I was mainly looking at the young man, who was on the ground, trembling, and then I heard a few more shots. One of the policemen told me to get out of there and I fled.”

      His testimony dovetails with that of Abu Hadid, who said she fled to the garbage room to hide after she heard the first shots. In her testimony to Aruri, she said that Hallaq was already wounded when he collapsed in a corner of the room. She said she yelled at the policemen, “He’s disabled, he’s disabled,” and Hallaq shouted, "I’m with her.’” She added that the policeman continued to yell at him, asking “where’s the rifle? Where’s the rifle?” before shooting him several times.

      The version of events the police gave to the Justice Ministry’s department for the investigation of police officers, known by its Hebrew acronym Mahash, was that they were summoned to the site after another police unit saw Hallaq carrying what looked to them like a gun (according to family members it was a telephone). Two policemen said they heard on the radio, “a terrorist armed with a live weapon is en-route to the Lion’s Gate.”

      When he ran into the garbage room the younger of the two border policemen, a recent recruit, fired at Hallaq because “he made a movement that looked like his was preparing to draw [a weapon].”

      Mahash has yet to reconcile the two policemen’s versions of events, even though they differ. While the older border policemen who was in command during the incident claims that he called “hold fire,” after Hallaq ran into the garbage room, the younger policeman claims he never heard such an order and shot after he saw the Palestinian man making a suspicious move.

      Attorneys for the senior policeman, Oron Schwartz and Yogev Narkis, said in a joint statement, “The completion of the investigation, including a confrontation between the two and a reenactment of the events, is required because our client insists that he ordered a halt to the shooting before the fatal shots.”

      Attorneys Efrat Nahmani Bar and Alon Porat, who represent the recruit, who is the main suspect, said, “Our client fired because he felt his life was in danger, based on information that had been given to him by the competent authorities, the behavior of his commander, suspicious indications in the field and a movement that looked like preparation for drawing a weapon.”

      On Sunday night, Mahash investigators planned to conduct a reenactment of the incident with the suspected policemen, but the reenactment was canceled because journalists were present.

      Results of the forensic autopsy on Hallaq’s body revealed that he died from two bullet wounds to his torso, a source involved in the investigation said.

      Earlier Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the killing of Hallaq for the first time, calling it “a tragedy.”

      “This is a person with disabilities, autism, who was suspected – as we know, mistakenly – of being a terrorist in a very sensitive place. We all share in the grief of the family,” Netanyahu told the ministers. “I expect your complete examinations into this matter.”

      Noa Landau and Josh Breiner contributed to this report.

    • Al-Haq Sends Urgent Appeal to UN Special Procedures on the Extrajudicial Execution and Wilful Killing of Palestinian Person with Disability Iyad Al-Hallaq
      09 Jun 2020
      http://www.alhaq.org/advocacy/16963.html

      On 8 June 2020, Al-Haq sent a detailed 17-page urgent appeal to several United Nations (UN) Special Procedures mandates on the extrajudicial execution and wilful killing of Palestinian person with disability, Iyad Khayri Al-Hallaq, a 31-year-old Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem. Iyad was shot and killed on his way to Elwyn Centre, a day centre for youth and adults with disabilities in the Old City of Jerusalem on Saturday, 30 May 2020, in violation of international human rights law, international humanitarian law, and in what amounts to the commission of a war crime. (...)

      Between 30 March 2018 and the end of 2019, the Israeli occupying forces killed seven persons with disabilities during the Great Return March demonstrations in the Gaza Strip. In February 2019, the UN Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 protests in the occupied Palestinian territory found, that of the 189 Palestinians killed by the Israeli occupying forces during the Great Return March in 2018, only two incidents may have justified the use of lethal force. Notably, the Commission of Inquiry “found reasonable grounds to believe that Israeli snipers shot at journalists, health workers, children and persons with disabilities, knowing they were clearly recognizable as such.” The Commission also found that Israel’s rules of engagement for the use of live fire were in violation of international human rights law and recommended that the Israeli government ensure these rules of engagement permit lethal force “only as a last resort, where the person targeted poses an imminent threat to life or directly participates in hostilities.”

      On 22 March 2019, the UN Human Rights Council adopted the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry in accountability resolution 40/13 and called on all duty bearers and UN bodies to pursue their implementation. Over a year since, the Commission’s recommendations remain unimplemented, while Israel’s institutionalised impunity for widespread and systematic human rights violations committed against the Palestinian people has prevailed.

    • https://www.chroniquepalestine.com/pour-israel-tuer-palestinien-handicape-est-pas-exception-mais-no

      via rezo.net
      Pour Israël, tuer un Palestinien handicapé n’est pas l’exception mais la norme
      Par Ramzy Baroud - Chronique de Palestine, 17 juin 2020

      Un homme de 32 ans ayant l’âge mental d’un enfant de 8 ans a été tué par les soldats israéliens le 30 mai, alors qu’il était accroupi derrière son professeur près de son école spécialisée dans la vieille ville de Jérusalem.

      Le meurtre de sang-froid d’Iyad Hallaq n’aurait peut-être pas reçu beaucoup d’attention s’il n’avait pas eu lieu cinq jours après le meurtre tout aussi déchirant d’un homme noir de 46 ans, George Floyd, à Minneapolis, aux mains de la police américaine.

      Les deux crimes convergent, non seulement par leur ignominie et la décadence morale de leurs auteurs, mais aussi parce que d’innombrables policiers américains ont été formés en Israël, par les mêmes « forces de sécurité » israéliennes qui ont tué M. Hallaq. La pratique consistant à tuer des civils, avec efficacité et cruauté, est aujourd’hui un marché en plein essor. Israël est le plus gros contributeur de ce marché ; les États-Unis en sont le plus gros client au monde.

      Lorsque des milliers de personnes se sont précipitées dans les rues de Palestine, dont des centaines de militants palestiniens et israéliens juifs à Jérusalem, scandant « justice pour Iyad, justice pour George », leur appel à la justice était une réaction spontanée et sincère à une si grande et si flagrante injustice.

    • Israeli investigators: No footage of shooting of Palestinian
      https://apnews.com/7c3c742a874e7aadc8bf97940e357244

      Parents of Eyah Hallaq, an autistic Palestinian man who was fatally shot by Israeli police, Khiri and mother Rana, talk during an interview In Jerusalem, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. The family says it is hopeful the officers will be prosecuted after finally confirming the existence of security-camera footage of the incident.(AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

      JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Justice Ministry on Tuesday announced there is no footage of the shooting of an autistic Palestinian man who was killed by Israeli police, saying that security cameras in the closely monitored area were not operating properly at the time.

      The admission drew deep skepticism from the family and human rights workers. It raised concerns about the credibility of the investigation due to the large number of security cameras in Jerusalem’s volatile Old City.

      Eyad Hallaq, who was 32, was fatally shot just inside the Old City’s Lion’s Gate on May 30 as he was on his way to the special-needs institution that he attended. The area is a frequent site of clashes between local Palestinians and Israeli security forces, and the Old City’s narrow streets are lined with hundreds of security cameras that are monitored by police.

  • » Updated: “Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Near Ramallah”
    May 30, 2020 2:14 AM – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/palestinian-shot-dead-by-israeli-troops-after-alleged-car-ramming-attack

    Israeli soldiers killed, on Friday evening, a Palestinian father of five children, including an infant, allegedly after he tried to ram them with his car near Nabi Saleh village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. His family denied the military allegations and said the man lost control of his car after Israeli colonialist settlers opened fire at it.

    The Israeli army claimed that the soldiers fired live rounds at the Palestinian car after the driver reportedly tried to ram them, and that the soldiers “neutralized the threat,” a term Israel and various Israeli media outlets frequently use when the soldiers fatally shoot a Palestinian.

    The slain man has been identified as Fadi Adnan Sarhan Samara , 37, a father of five children, including an infant (two months of age) from Abu Qash village, north of Ramallah.

    He works in Israel and came back home to Nabi Saleh to celebrate the Muslim feast of al-Fitr with his family. (...)

    #Palestine_assassinée

    • In Under 15 Hours IOF Kills Two Palestinians, Including a Person with Disability, in Ramallah and East Jerusalem
      Posted by PCHR - Date: 30 May 2020
      https://www.pchrgaza.org/en/?p=14613

      (...) In a previous incident, at approximately 16:30 on Friday, 29 May 2020, IOF stationed at Raya valley area, between al-Nabi Saleh and Deir Nizam villages, in front of “Halamish” settlement, northwest of Ramallah, opened fire at a Palestinian vehicle driven by Fadi Adnan Samara Qa’d (37) from Abu Qash village, northwest of Ramallah. Qa’d was shot directly with a live bullet and left to bleed for more than two hours and half, without being given any first aid. Two hours and half later, an Israeli vehicle arrive and took Qa’d to an unknown destination. Later, Israeli Authorities announced Qa’d’s death due to Israeli forces’ shooting alleging the victim attempted to ram Israeli soldiers with his car; no casualties among soldiers were reported.

      In contrast with the Israeli claims, according to information obtained by PCHR, Qa’d was driving his private Ford-Fiesta car (white) en route to al-Saweya village in Salfit to pick up his wife and 5 children from his in-law’s house. back home from their Grandfather’s house. Qa’d was met by an Israeli military vehicle parked in the street, six soldiers stepped out from the vehicle, and 3 of them ordered him to stop before he reached the military vehicle. Qa’d lost control of his car and steered his car north-bound, in the opposite direction from where the soldiers stood, and collided with a wooden bench under a tree. IOF, from a 10-meter distance, immediately opened fire at Qa’d’s car, and wounded him while he was inside. The soldiers left him to bleed for more than two hours and half, without providing any first aid, and prevented the Palestinian ambulances from approaching him. He was later taken to an unknown destination.
      It should be noted that Qad’s car did not pose a threat or danger to the soldiers’ lives, and the fact it steered towards the opposite side from where soldiers stood proves the was no intent to ram them.

      Après l’annonce du meurtre de Qad, des dizaines de Palestiniens du village d’al-Nabi Saleh se sont rassemblés, ont jeté des pierres sur les soldats israéliens stationnés dans la zone et des affrontements ont éclaté, ces derniers ayant répondu par des balles réelles, des bombes assourdissantes et des bombes lacrymogènes. En conséquence, Ahmed Eyad al-Tamimi (21 ans), un handicapé atteint du syndrome de Down, a reçu une balle réelle dans la jambe gauche et a été envoyé à l’hôpital arabe Istishari dans la banlieue d’al-Rihan, à Ramallah, pour y être soigné.(...)

  • » Israeli Hospital Guards Kill Epileptic Palestinian Man
    May 16, 2020 11:49 AM Ali Salam – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/israeli-hospital-guards-kill-epileptic-palestinian-man

    Security guards at a Tel Aviv hospital on Wednesday killed an epileptic Palestinian man in front of his mother. He was killed at the entrance to the hospital where he frequently received treatment for his epilepsy.

    Mustafa Younis , from Aara town, was killed by the guards after an argument at the entrance to the hospital. A video shows three security guards shooting Younis, who has his hands up and is standing near the driver’s side of his car.

    The attack took place at Sheba hospital in Tel Aviv, where Younis had gone with his mother to seek treatment.

    The three security guards all shot at him, with seven bullets hitting him at close range, killing him while his mother looked on, horrified but unable to stop the killing of her son.

    Israeli sources claimed that the Mustafa tried to stab the guards, but that claim contradicts the video evidence — and there was no evidence presented to back the absurd claim. (...)

    #Palestine_assassinée

  • » Army Kills A Palestinian In Hebron
    May 14, 2020 5:21 PM – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/army-kills-a-palestinian-in-hebron

    Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Thursday afternoon, a young Palestinian man near Negohot illegal colony, southwest of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, reportedly after he rammed them with his car, wounding one.

    The Palestinian Health Ministry said it was informed by the Civil District Coordination Office that the young man had been identified as Bahaeddin Mohammad Abdullah al-‘Awawda, 18, from Deir Samit town, west of Hebron.

    The Palestinian was moved by an Israeli ambulance to Soroka hospital in Beersheba (Be’er as-Sabe’), but was shortly pronounced dead due to his severe wounds.

    The Israeli army stated that the young man “deliberately rammed soldiers with his car, moderately wounding one,” before they shot him.

    It added that the soldiers were standing near a military post when the Palestinian reportedly accelerated towards them, moderately wounding one soldier, 21, who suffered injuries in his upper body.

    The incident took place near Beit Awwa town, west of Hebron, and the soldiers closed the main entrance of the town, preventing the Palestinians from entering or leaving it.

    #Palestine_assassinée

  • Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Child In Hebron
    May 13, 2020 9:18 AM – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-kill-a-palestinian-child-in-hebron

    Israeli soldiers killed, earlier on Wednesday morning, a Palestinian child, and injured for young men, in the al-Fawwar refugee camp, southwest of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

    Media sources said dozens of soldiers invaded the refugee camp, and attacked local youngsters, who protested the invasion into their alley and neighborhoods.

    They added that the soldiers fired many live rounds at the unarmed protesters, and at random, in addition to rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs.

    Medical sources in Hebron said the soldiers killed a child, identified as Zeid Fadel Qaisiyya , 15, after shooting him with a live round in the head.

    They added that the soldiers also shot four other Palestinians with live fire; two of them were shot in the chest and abdomen, and two in their lower extremities.

    #Palestine_assassinée

  • Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Near Bethlehem
    April 22, 2020 12:10 PM – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-kill-a-palestinian-near-bethlehem-5

    Israeli soldiers killed, on Wednesday morning, a young Palestinian man near Bethlehem city, south of occupied East Jerusalem in the West Bank. The Israeli army said the man tried to ram the soldiers and attacked one with a knife before he was shot dead.

    The Israeli army stated that the soldiers shot the Palestinian dead when he attempted to ram soldiers with his car, and ran after one of them with a knife, at the Container military roadblock, east of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem.

    Israeli daily Haaretz said the injured soldier is a Border Police Officer, who suffered moderate wounds.

    Israeli Ynet News said the man struck the soldiers with his car, before getting out of the vehicle and stabbing the soldiers, 20 years of age, and added that the soldiers in the roadblock kiosk started firing at the Palestinian and killed him.

    The slain Palestinian has been identified as I brahim Mohammad Hijazi , 24, from the as-Sawahra ash-Sharqiya town, east of occupied East Jerusalem.

    #Palestine_assassinée

  • Palestinian Detainee Dies In Israeli Prison
    April 22, 2020 11:36 AM Saed Bannoura – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/palestinian-detainee-dies-in-israeli-prison-2

    The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that a detainee died, on Tuesday at night, in the Negev Desert Detention Camp, after fainting in the shower, and Israeli soldiers failed to provide him with any medical aid for more than thirty minutes.

    The PPS stated that the detainee, Nour Jaber Barghouthi , 23, was from ‘Aboud town, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and added that he was abducted by the soldiers four years ago, and was sentenced to eight years in prison.

    It stated that the detainee was showering in Section 25 of the Negev Detention camp when he collapsed and lost consciousness.

    The PPS held Israel fully responsible for the death of the detainee and denounced its deadly neglect of basic, internationally guaranteed rights of the detainees in direct violation of all related International laws, and the Fourth Geneva Convention.

    #Palestine_assassinée

    • Family Receives Body of Deceased Palestinian Prisoner
      April 27, 2020 11:18 AM Ali Salam
      https://imemc.org/article/family-receives-body-of-deceased-palestinian-prisoner

      The Palestinian Authority’s Detainees Affairs Commission announced on Sunday that Israeli authorities are set to release the corpse of the Palestinian detainee, Nour Barghouthi to his family late on Sunday evening, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported.

      After serving 4 years in Israel’s Naqab prison, Barghouthi, 23, died on Wednesday, after prison authorities took 30 minutes to respond to assist the prisoner, who collapsed as a result of losing consciousness.

      The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) stated that the Israel Prison Service (IPS) is responsible for the man’s death by failing to provide the prisoner fast and effective medical treatment.

      Nour Jaber Barghouthi, 23, was from ‘Aboud town, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, was sentenced to eight years in prison.

  • » Young Palestinian Man Dies of Wounds Inflicted by Israeli Forces Last Month
    April 1, 2020 10:32 PM Rami Almeghari – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/palestinian-young-man-dies-of-wounds-inflicted-by-israeli-forces-last-month

    Palestinian medical sources in the West Bank city of Nablus, pronounced dead, a young Palestinian man, after he had sustained wounds caused by Israeli troops, last month.

    The sources identified the young man as Islam Dwaikat , 22, and said he was wounded by Israeli troops that opened fire at Palestinian protestors during an Israeli invasion of Beita town, south of Nablus city, in northern West Bank.

    Mayor of Beita town, Fo’ad Ma’ali, told local media outlets that on March 11, the youth was struck with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the head and has remained in a deep coma at a local hospital.

    Massive protests took place last month, between Israeli troops and local residents in the al-‘Arma Mountain when locals intercepted colonial Israeli settlers, en-route to the Palestinian-populated area.

    Israeli forces reacted by firing tear-gas canisters, rubber-coated steel bullets and live ammunition at Palestinians protecting their land.

    The Israeli crackdown on the protests claimed the life of a teen boy, Mohammad Hamayel, 15 and caused the injury of 112 other protesters, mainly by rubber-coated steel bullets and tear-gas inhalation injuries.

    Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands in the occupied West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, have been constantly storming the mountain and attempting to control an archaeological historical site above its summit.

    Illegal Israeli settlements, that surround and isolate Palestinian villages, towns, and cities stand as flashpoints for violent confrontations between the indigenous Palestinian population and illegal settlers not to mention the occupation army.

    #Palestine_assassinée

  • » Israeli Soldiers Kill A Young Palestinian Man In Ramallah
    March 23, 2020 10:11 AM– IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-kill-a-young-palestinian-man-in-ramallah

    Israeli soldiers killed, on Sunday at night, a young Palestinian man near the entrance of Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

    Medical sources said the soldiers shot Sofian Nawwaf al-Khawaja , 29, causing a very serious injury that resulted in his death shortly afterward.

    They added that the soldiers stopped and held a Palestinian ambulance while rushing to render aid to the Palestinian.

    Instead of allowing the Palestinian medics to render the urgently needed aid to the critically wounded young man, the soldiers called for an Israeli ambulance while al-Khawaja continued to bleed.

    The Israeli army claimed that the soldiers opened fire at several Palestinians who reportedly hurled stones at their jeeps.

    However, Palestinian sources said the slain Palestinian was not among the protesters but happened to be passing through the area along with his cousin.

    Israeli daily Haaretz quoted a military spokesperson stating that the soldiers opened fire at two Palestinians who were “hurling rocks at Israeli vehicles at the Ni’lin junction,” and added that the soldiers “killed one of them, while the other Palestinian managed to escape.”

    Haaretz added that the army initiated a search campaign in the area.

    #Palestine_assassinée

  • » Update: “Israeli Soldiers Kill One Child, Injure 112 Palestinians In Nablus”
    March 11, 2020 12:56 PM – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/israeli-troops-fire-at-palestinian-protesters-near-nablus-wounding-17

    The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers killed, Thursday, one child, and injured at least 112 Palestinians, during the ongoing protest on the al-‘Arma Mountain, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

    The Ministry said the child, Mohammad Abdul-Karim Hamayel, 15 , was shot with an expanding bullet in the head, and he was rushed to a local hospital before succumbing to his serious wounds.

    Tarif Ashour, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry, said at least thirteen Palestinians were rushed to Rafidia governmental hospital, including a child, seventeen years of age, who was shot with two rubber-coated steel bullets in his head, before he was rushed to surgery, and remains in critical condition.

    Shortly afterward, the soldiers shot two Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets in their heads, causing hemorrhaging in the brain; one of them remains in life-threatening condition.

    In addition, a journalist working for the Palestinian TV, identified as Bakr Abdul-Haq, was shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet in his lead, and at least thirteen other residents were shot with similar rounds.

    The total number of injuries stood at more than 112 Palestinians at the time of this report, among them, 90 were suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, and eighteen who were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets.

    The soldiers also abducted at least three young men, after more than 40 additional military vehicles invaded the area.
    (...)
    Ghassan Douglas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s colonialist activities, said that there have been calls by colonists to storm the mountain, in an attempt to control an archaeological historical site above its summit, and install an illegal colony after occupying the entire Palestinian Mountain.

    #Palestine_assassinée #colonialisme_de_peuplement

    • Palestinian teen shot dead by Israeli army in occupied West Bank
      11 mars 2020
      https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/palestinian-teen-shot-dead-israeli-army-occupied-west-bank-20031109431552
      Israeli forces fire tear gas, rubber-coated bullets to disperse protesters blocking illegal Jewish settlers in Beita.

      According to Maan news agency, at least three Palestinians were also arrested.

      Al Jazeera’s Nida Ibrahim, reporting from the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, said on-site medics treated more than 112 injuries, adding at least one more person remains in critical condition.

      “Locals in the area say Jabal al-Armeh [al-Armeh mountain] is a very high area … one of the highest in the Nablus area, and settlers have been eyeing this location for years, since the 1980s,” Ibrahim said.

      “There have been confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli settlers there. Usually, settlers like to settle on high areas … on hilltops … this is a way for them to keep an upper hand if anything happens, including demonstrations,” she said.

      Demonstrators have been staging sit-ins in the hilltop village of Jabal al-Armeh since February 28 to deter illegal Israeli settlers from establishing a settlement outpost.

      Beita Mayor Fuad Maali said the settlers renewed their attempt to reach the top of the mountain overnight, but hundreds of the town’s residents had camped out to block the effort.

      The Israeli military said about 500 Palestinians were burning tyres and throwing rocks at the soldiers during what it described as a “violent riot”.

      “We are aware of a report regarding a killed Palestinian and several injured. The incident will be reviewed,” an army statement said.

    • « C’est notre montagne » : les Palestiniens repoussent des colons enhardis par Trump et Netanyahou
      Par Shatha Hammad — BEITA, Cisjordanie occupée — Mercredi 11 mars 2020 — Middle East Eye édition française
      https://www.middleeasteye.net/fr/reportages/cest-notre-montagne-les-palestiniens-repoussent-des-colons-enhardis-p

      Une trentaine de Palestiniens se rassemblaient autour du poêle dans une grande tente au sommet du mont al-Urma, à l’est de la ville de Beita en Cisjordanie occupée, quand Middle East Eye s’est rendu sur les lieux lundi dernier. Ils se reposaient et se préparaient à la confrontation à venir avec les soldats et colons israéliens.

      Quelques heures plus tôt, des colons avaient tenté une deuxième fois d’atteindre le sommet de la montagne, mais les habitants de Beita, au sud de Naplouse, s’étaient rapidement rassemblés pour défendre leurs terres.

      Des affrontements avaient éclaté, au cours desquels l’armée israélienne avait ouvert le feu, blessant deux Palestiniens à balles réelles et une dizaine d’autres avec des balles recouvertes de caoutchouc.

      #mont_al-Urma

  • » Two Palestinian Fighters Killed By Israeli Missiles In Damascus
    February 24, 2020 8:38 AM – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/two-palestinian-fighters-killed-by-israeli-missiles-in-damascus

    Ziad Ahmad Mansour (left) and Salim Ahmad Salim

    The Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, has reported that two of its fighters were killed, late on Sunday at night, after Israeli war jets fired missiles into an area in the Syrian capital, Damascus.

    The Brigades stated that its slain fighters have been identified as Salim Ahmad Salim, 24, and Ziad Ahmad Mansour, 23.

    It added that the Israeli offensive on the Arab Syrian capital “is just another example of Tel Aviv’s failure in facing the Palestinian fighters in occupied Palestine.

    “This new aggression will not deter us, as it is only another incentive for us to continue our fight for liberation and independence,” the Brigades added, “Our struggle against the Israeli occupation will continue until we achieve our legitimate goals,” and vowed a fierce retaliation.

    #Palestine_assassinée

  • » Updated 2: “Israeli Soldiers Kill One Palestinian, Injure Four, In Southern Gaza”
    February 23, 2020 12:24 PM – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-kill-two-palestinians-injure-two-in-southern-gaza

    Update: The Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, has reported that the slain Palestinian was one of its members.

    The Brigades stated that the Palestinian has been identified as Mohammad Ali Hasan an-Na’em , 27, from Khan Younis.

    The slain Palestinian was unarmed and wasn’t even in military attire when the soldiers attacked him, along with many residents, with their bulldozer, and live rounds.

    Updated From Feb 23, 2020, at 10:58: Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Sunday morning, a young Palestinian man, and injured four, on Palestinian lands, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

    An Israeli armored bulldozer was filmed repeatedly crushing the body of the slain Palestinian with its blade, then grabbing the corpse with the blade and swinging the body back and forth in the air.

    The Israeli army claimed that its soldiers observed two Palestinians approaching the perimeter fence, before placing an explosive device.

    It alleged that the soldiers then rushed to the scene and fired live ammunition at the two Palestinians, causing the explosive device to explode.

    Israeli officials frequently make outrageous claims about Palestinians they kill, which are often proven later to be false.

    Media sources in Gaza said several Palestinians tried to reach the two Palestinians to provide them with the needed medical care and move them to a hospital, but a military bulldozer sped towards them and drove over the corpse of the slain Palestinian, before scooping it using the bulldozer’s plow. (...)

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    • IOF Abuses the Body of Palestinian in a Humiliating and Degrading Manner
      Posted by PCHR – 23 February
      https://www.pchrgaza.org/en/?p=14232

      On Sunday, 23 February 2020, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) shot and injured Palestinian civilians while trying to rescue and evacuate two persons who were targeted by IOF in eastern Khan Younis, south of the Gaza Strip. IOF made a 150-meter incursion into the border and evacuated the dead body of a Palestinian it killed in the area after desecrating his body in a humiliating and cruel manner, trying to lift the body with a wheel loader several times and throwing back to the ground, and takes into the Israeli side of the border. (...)

    • Gaza Fires Rockets, Israeli Warplane Strikes, Injure 4 Palestinians
      February 24, 2020 5:53 AM
      https://imemc.org/article/gaza-fires-rockets-israeli-warplane-strikes-injure-4-palestinians

      Saraya Al Quds, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad resistance movement, fired a barrage of rockets at Israel, on Sunday, in retaliation for the Israeli crime of murdering and mutilating Palestinian Muhammad Na’em in eastern Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, Quds News Network (QNN) reports.

      Late Sunday, Israeli warplanes targeted a group of Palestinians, according to an army statement, striking north-west of Beit Lahia in the northern besieged Gaza Strip, with four rockets and a reconnaissance missile.

      The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed that four Palestinians were injured by the airstrikes and were evacuated to Ash Shifa hospital in Gaza, no further information was known at the time of reporting.

    • L’ONU s’efforce de restaurer le calme à Gaza où la situation dégénère
      24 février 2020
      https://news.un.org/fr/story/2020/02/1062461

      Le 23 février, les Forces de défense israéliennes (FDI) ont déclaré avoir tiré sur deux militants du Jihad islamique palestinien (JIP) qui tentaient de placer un engin explosif le long de la clôture du périmètre de Gaza. Le JIP a déclaré plus tard qu’un membre de sa branche militaire avait été tué dans l’incident, et des responsables israéliens ont confirmé que les FDI avaient récupéré le corps d’un des militants, a précisé M. Mladenov, Coordonnateur spécial des Nations Unies pour le processus de paix au Moyen-Orient.

      Depuis lors, plus de 40 roquettes ont été tirées par des militants palestiniens du Jihad islamique contre Israël. L’armée israélienne a répondu en effectuant plusieurs frappes aériennes dans la bande de Gaza. Cinq blessés ont été signalés à Gaza. Dimanche, l’armée israélienne a également frappé ce qu’elle a déclaré être des cibles du JIP en Syrie, où deux morts ont également été confirmés.

      « La situation dégénère alors que nous parlons avec la poursuite de tirs de projectiles depuis Gaza et de frappes aériennes israéliennes en représailles », a souligné l’envoyé de l’ONU.

      « L’équipe des Nations Unies sur le terrain est en contact avec nos homologues égyptiens pour tenter de rétablir le calme. Je saisis cette occasion pour appeler à l’arrêt immédiat des tirs de roquettes et de mortiers qui risquent seulement d’entraîner Gaza dans une autre série d’hostilités sans fin en vue. Le lancement aveugle de roquettes contre des centres de population civile viole le droit international et doit cesser », a-t-il ajouté. (...)

      #ONU

    • » EU Representative Deplores Israeli Army Actions in Gaza
      February 26, 2020 8:58 PM – IMEMC News
      https://imemc.org/article/eu-representative-deplores-israeli-army-actions-in-gaza

      European Union (EU) Representative in Jerusalem, Sven Kuehn von Burgsdorff said Tuesday that the incident in which an Israeli soldier drove a bulldozer onto Palestinian territory, and dragged the body of a slain Palestinian in Gaza, on Sunday, goes counter to all principles of human dignity, Palestine News Network reported.

      “No one should be witnessing scenes like that one when a military bulldozer drags away a lifeless body. This is something that goes counter to all principles of human dignity and respect,” von Burgsdorff said.

      “The EU has consistently reiterated on numerous occasions, that the destructive cycle of violence and counter-violence has to come to an end,” he said. “De-escalation is now imperative, not least to preserve lives of the citizens of Gaza and to relieve their suffering.”

    • « Cruauté sans précédent » : la famille du Palestinien mutilé par un bulldozer condamne Israël
      La vidéo montrant le corps de Mohammed al-Naem en train d’être profané a effaré sa famille et provoqué une onde de choc dans le monde entier
      Par Tareq Hajjaj – KHAN YOUNÈS, bande de Gaza sous blocus
      Date de publication : Mardi 25 février 2020
      https://www.middleeasteye.net/fr/reportages/cruaute-sans-precedent-la-famille-du-palestinien-mutile-par-un-bulldo

      Belal al-Naem a été effaré lorsqu’il a vu les images : un bulldozer israélien récupérant, mutilant et laissant pendre le corps d’un Palestinien dans la bande de Gaza. Puis il a découvert qu’il s’agissait du corps de son frère.

      « J’ai subi un double choc, d’abord avant de savoir qu’il s’agissait de mon frère et puis quand j’ai su que c’était lui », confie-t-il à Middle East Eye.

      Le frère de Belal, Mohammed, a été abattu dimanche par des tirs israéliens à Abasan al-Kabira, à l’est de Khan Younès.

      L’armée israélienne prétend que lui et d’autres Palestiniens tentaient de placer un engin explosif à la frontière entre l’enclave assiégée et Israël.
      Gaza : indignation alors qu’un bulldozer israélien traîne le cadavre d’un Palestinien tué par l’armée
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      Ensuite, un bulldozer de l’armée, escorté par un char, est entré en action pour récupérer le corps et ses tentatives ont été filmées.

      Les images du véhicule emportant le corps n’ont pas tardé à devenir virales.

      « Je n’ai pas pu supporter la cruauté [de la vidéo], il y avait un être humain taillé en pièces encore et encore. Cette scène était insoutenable, j’ai prié pour lui et je me suis éloigné », affirme Belal, qualifiant cet acte de « cruauté sans précédent ».

      « Ce n’est pas une façon de mourir pour un être humain, et cela s’est passé sous les yeux du monde entier », ajoute-t-il.

      « Notre famille a vu cela et c’est gravé à jamais dans nos mémoires. »(...)

  • » Palestinian Shot Dead After Alleged Stabbing Attempt in Jerusalem
    February 23, 2020 1:05 AM – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/palestinian-shot-dead-after-alleged-stabbing-attempt-in-jerusalem

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed, on Saturday, the death of the alleged attacker, who was shot and killed earlier in the day by the Israeli police in Bab al-Asbat area in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem.

    Israeli police opened a barrage of gunfire the Palestinian man at Lions’ Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City, reportedly after attempting a stabbing attack.

    Witnesses told WAFA that the young man, who was not immediately identified, was shot several times and was left to bleed on the ground before Israeli paramedics arrived at the scene.

    The young man was identified as Maher Ibrahim Zaatra , 33, was a father of three children, and his wife is pregnant, from Jabal al-Mokabber village, south of occupied East Jerusalem. Video clips show the young man lying motionless on the ground, with a large police force at the scene.

    In an act of retribution and collective punishment, the soldiers invaded the home of the slain Palestinian, ransacked the property, before abducting his mother, and two brothers.

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